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RATINGS: 1626   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 93   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Squeeze those hops for all they’re worth and prepare to pucker up: Tröegs’ newest single batch brew, Nugget Nectar Ale, will take hopheads to nirvana with a heady collection of Nugget, Warrior and Tomahawk hops. Starting with the same base ingredients of our flagship HopBack Amber Ale, Nugget Nectar intensifies the malt and hop flavors to create an explosive hop experience.

While the brewery considers this an "Imperial Amber Ale" RateBeer considers it an IPA due to the hopping rate. There is no need to send any other corrections on the style.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2007
why is troegs best beer limited i dont get it. man. anyway BANGIN. copper/amber not a big head. aroma is pine, resin, and b.o., with amalty backbone. it taste hoppy and herbaceous and resiny but its not too bitter cuz it has some real nice sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
e303 (286) - - FEB 7, 2015
Tall boy to ipa glass. This beer poured super clear and had a really big, cream colored head. Think of the the color you paint a wall when you don't want it just white and that's the color of the head. The beer itself is amber, which is good considering this is an imperial amber ale. The smell at first is just a big hit of pine. Then there is a resin quality that jumps out followed by a bit of orange. The taste is very forward on the pine and resin side upfront but has a lot of malty bread in the back to balance it out. I didn't get too much citrus in the flavor. It's there but hanging back. The beer drinks really easy. Overall a good hopped up amber. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle. Living in PA is great because this is readily available. Definitely lives up to the hype.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jasond612 (282) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3/16/13 had it late night @ home after a long night @ TGL. Will have to try again 1/24/14 bottle at CBO. Love the way this beer looks with its rich amber color. Head retains well with solid lacing left on the glass. Smells awesome. Great hop presence. Juicy tropical fruits. Malt backbone is there as well. Tropical fruits are there on the taste but not as strong as the nose. Decent hop bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2006
Whoa this is hoppy, and heavy malt too. Nice looking beer, clear copper/orange color with a big white head. Smells citrusy- dont get the huge hops in the aroma. Creamy palate, and the flavours (and the bitterness) linger very nicely.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rballs01 (282) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2007 Delicious! What a great style. "Imperial Amber". Bright orange color, Thick pour, gives off a sweet hop aroma. The first sip is sticky and coats your mouth. Mellow yet robust. On my top 5 "BIG LIST". To bad they didn’t make enough.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devilben02 (281) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2010
Pours a glorious clear orange-amber color with a creamy head. The aroma is fresh and IPA-like with notes of orange and pine. The hops are likewise dominant in the flavor, but there is also an underlying caramel malt sweetness for more balance than a straight-up hop bomb. It doesn’t come all the way to balance that I would hope for from an "imperial amber", though, with a lingering bitterness and a bit of a grainy finish that is somewhat off-putting.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ATLBeerDog (280) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2008
Pours a yellow, orange-red into a pint glass with ¼ inch white head. Fairly clear with only a tint of cloudiness. Smell of crisp hops accentuated with citrus. First sip is a bite of hoppy bitterness that does not fade. Nicely carbonated. A fine, fine Hoppy Ale. Bring on the Thai food!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocHop (278) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Pours a crystal clear, honey amber with a small light tan head. Wonderful, mouth watering honey, and pine hop aroma. Perfect balance is the first thing I notice. Excellent sweet malt character up front with a light, maple honey flavor and a perfectly smooth hop profile. Leaves just a slightly bitter but still sweet lingering aftertaste. The body is light and silky. This stuff just slides down like candy.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
migwell (276) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Can, into a Belgian ale glass. An impressive effort by Tro(funny stuff)egs. I’m sure they’re aware that our keyboards don’t support the umlaut. I guess it gives them some teutonic cred? Anyway, a fine brew. Pours amber, with a decent head. Fruity and hoppy aroma is followed by a similar taste, with a mildly bitter finish. A superbly crafted beer with a remarkable balance. Well, this goes on my list of go to brews, except that as a seasonal it commands a higher price (at least locally) than my other tried and true regular IPA’s. Good effort from the umlaut brewery.


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